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Goodbye Princess Leia, Thank You Carrie Fisher

I was seven years old when Star Wars was originally released in theaters. My Dad watched on his own first to make sure it wasn’t too scary and then took me to see the movie. He covered my eyes when Obi-Wan chopped off Ponda Baba’s arm because he thought I’d have nightmares. Star Wars never ... More »

These Geeky Bow Ties are Perfect for the Holidays

The holidays are officially here. The second after we all finish inhaling that Thanksgiving turkey is when the parties and celebrations and random get-togethers happen. If I look at the next month, it’s packed with fun stuff, some of which requires getting fancy. Some of it also requires me having a date, which is automatically ... More »

King Richard’s Faire – Fun and Games for the Whole Family

Summer is behind us and fall is coming with shorter days, pumpkin spice everything, and ye olde faire. Every year we head down to Carver, Massachusetts with the girls for King Richard’s Faire. It’s a day of games, entertainment, and plenty of family fun. It’s been a tradition since before we had the kids, but ... More »

GenCon 2016 – The Best Not Quite Four Days in Gaming

GenCon 2016 was not my first GenCon, but it was without a doubt my most grueling. There was the usual chaos of travel and hotels and gamers, but this year we had to pack it into less than the usual number of days. It had a lot to do with the real world getting in ... More »

It’s Almost Time for GenCon 2016

Yes, I’ve been notably absent from my blog lately, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been scheming and plotting my nerdy summer adventures. Perhaps scheming and plotting isn’t the best description. Either way, today my daughters’ GenCon badges arrived and suddenly The Best Four Days in Game are almost here. It seems to sneak up ... More »

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